I purchased this DVD because I wanted to learn more about the Mitchell-Hedges Skull, sometimes known as the "Skull of Doom". I can recommend this documentary to anyone who is similarly interested in that skull, and who would like to hear the story of its discovery, and see video of the skull and its claimed discoverer Anna Mitchell-Hedges.
At the time of writing this review, there is a very good review by another author which outlines what this documentary covers. I recommend that review, but would like to add the following comments.
As well as the Mitchell-Hedges skull, this documentary investigates the origins of 3 other crystal skulls:
1. The one in the British museum
2. The one in the Paris museum
3. The one anonymously mailed to the Smithsonian Institute in the USA
In my view, the Mitchell-Hedges skull is of vastly superior quality to the other three and should be considered seperately. The quartz of which it is constructed is glass-like and the skull overall looks anatomically exact, a perfect copy of a real human skull. It has a removable moving jawpiece which no other crystal skull has. The jawpiece and main skull were formed from the same original piece of crystal. I have yet to hear anyone explain how this could be achieved. Quartz crystal is extremely hard, yet brittle.
The 3 other skulls look just like something somebody possibly *could* create with some decent tools.... but not the Mitchell-Hedges skull. It's just so damn perfect that I have a hard time believing any human being made it.
This documentary decided to lump all 4 skulls together, as if the existance of the other 3 means they are all somehow related and that by proving that the others were man-made somehow proves the Mitchell-Hedges skull must be too.
The documentary triumphantly claims that the discovery under electron microscope of "tool-marks" proves the Mitchell-Hedges skull is man-made (I guess it proves the skull didn't just materialize out of thin air!). But it fails to answer the questions of who made it and when. Since the skull was claimed to have been found in 1000-year old ruins, the documentary tries to discredit Anna Mitchell-Hedges story of its discovery in 1924 as a fanciful fabrication. (I guess that if her story were true, then the skull would have to be at least 1000 years old!)
A few alleged tool-marks do not prove how the skull was made. What I would like to see, since the makers of this documentary know how it was done, is for them to re-create another Mitchell-Hedges skull. Create another skull with a removable jaw from a single piece of natural quartz crystal to the same high standards. That would prove it can be done. Until then, the Mitchell-Hedges skull remains an enigma, something which should not exist but does.
The final words of the documentary state:
"The evidence now shows that the famous skulls in three of the worlds great museums, and the skull of doom itself, were part of one of archeologies greatest frauds.
"Anna Mitchell-Hedges story was one of its greatest fabrications. Science has revealed how the crystal skulls were made, but we may never know exactly why, or by whom."
I myself am not convinced. Please view this DVD, and decide for yourself!